Studies & Bills

Orders of Reference

An order of reference is a decision of the Senate authorizing a committee to undertake the study of an issue, bill or other matter. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. However, three committees are empowered by the Rules of the Senate to act on their own initiative without a prior order of reference from the Senate. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament; the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration; and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.

Studies & Bills Order of Reference Session  note  note
Bill S-2, An Act to prevent unsolicited messages on the Internet
2004-03-23
Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 10:55 AM
  • Suzanne Morin, Member of the Spam Committee (From the Canadian Association of Internet Providers)
  • Jay Thomson, Former President (From the Canadian Association of Internet Providers)
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:48 AM
  • The Honourable Senator Donald H. Oliver, Sponsor of the Bill (The Honourable Senator Donald Oliver, Sponsor of the Bill)
Bill C-7, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
2004-03-11
Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 10:52 AM
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 9:33 AM
  • The Honourable Anne McLellan, P.C., M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (As an Individual)
  • The Honourable Tony Valeri, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport (As an Individual)
  • Margaret Bloodworth, Deputy Minister (From Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
  • Louis Ranger, Deputy Minister (From Transport Canada)
  • John A. Read, Director General, Transport Dangerous Goods (From Transport Canada)
Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 10:47 AM
  • Gerard Chouest, Barrister and Solicitor (From Paterson, MacDougall, LLP)
  • Mr. Yves Duguay, Senior Director, Corporate Security and Risk Management (From Air Canada)
  • Mr. Warren Everson, Vice President, Policy and Strategic Planning (From the Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Mr. George Petsikas, Director, Government and Industry Affairs (From Air Transat)
  • Mr. Brian Racine, Manager, Facilitation and Domestic Regulatory Affairs (From Air Canada)
  • Ms. Renée Smith-Valade, Director, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations (From Air Canada)
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 9:35 AM
  • Mr. Mark Connolly, Head, Customs Contraband, Intelligence and Investigations (From the Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Mr. Ward P. D. Elcock, Director (From the Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
  • Mr. Daniel Jean, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Program Development (From Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Mr. Denis Lefebvre, Executive Vice-President (From the Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Ms. Caroline Melis, Director General, Admissibility Branch (From Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Ms. Julie Watkinson, Legal Counsel (From Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 10:47 AM
  • Carman Baggaley, Senior Policy Advisor (From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Khalid I. Baksh, Legal Counsel (From the Muslim Lawyers Association & Coalition of Muslim Organizations)
  • Joan Bercovitch, Senior Director of Legal and Government Affairs (From the Canadian Bar Association)
  • Heather Black, Assistant Commissioner (From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Lynne Cohen, Communications Officer (From B'nai Brith Canada)
  • Rubin Friedman, League of Human Rights (From B'nai Brith Canada)
  • Inspector Wayne Hanniman, Bill C-7 Project Coordinator (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Ziyaad Mia, Director (From the Muslim Lawyers Association & Coalition of Muslim Organizations)
  • Simon Potter, Past President (From the Canadian Bar Association)
  • Mark Scrivens, Senior Counsel, Legal Services - RCMP (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
  • Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner (From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • Roch Tassé, National Co-ordinator (From the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group)
  • Maureen Webb, Legal Counsel (From the Canadian Association of University Teachers)
  • Giuliano Zaccardelli, Commissioner (From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 9:36 AM
  • Sherill Besser, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (From Transport Canada)
  • John Clark, Deputy Director General, Policing Policy Division (From Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada)
  • Debra Normoyle, Head, Immigration Enforcement (From the Canada Border Services Agency)
  • John A. Read, Director General, Transport Dangerous Goods (From Transport Canada)
  • Andrea Spry, Director, Risk Assessment Systems (From the Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Julie Watkinson, Counsel, Enforcement Team (From Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
Examine the current state of Canadian media industries; emerging trends and developments in these industries; the media's role, rights, and responsibilities in Canadian society; and current and appropriate future policies relating thereto
2004-02-13
Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 10:53 AM
  • Noreen Golfman, Chair of the Steering Committee (Friends of Canadian Broadcasting)
  • Ian Morrison, Spokesperson Noreen Golfman, Chair of the Steering Committee (Friends of Canadian Broadcasting:)
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 10:37 AM
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 9:35 AM
  • Francis Potié, Director General (From the Association de la presse francophone)
  • Annick Schulz, Director of Communications and Government Relations (From the Association de la presse francophone)
  • Chris Wilson-Smith, National Bureau Chief (From the Canadian University Press)
Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 9:40 AM
  • Bernard Descôteaux, Director (From Le Devoir)
Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 10:52 AM
Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 10:47 AM
  • Gerard Chouest, Barrister and Solicitor (From Paterson, MacDougall, LLP)
  • Mr. Yves Duguay, Senior Director, Corporate Security and Risk Management (From Air Canada)
  • Mr. Warren Everson, Vice President, Policy and Strategic Planning (From the Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Mr. George Petsikas, Director, Government and Industry Affairs (From Air Transat)
  • Mr. Brian Racine, Manager, Facilitation and Domestic Regulatory Affairs (From Air Canada)
  • Ms. Renée Smith-Valade, Director, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations (From Air Canada)
Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 10:52 AM
  • Mr. Arnold Amber, Director (From the Newspaper Guild of Canada/Communications Workers of America)
  • Ms. Lois Kirkup, President (From the Ottawa Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America)
  • Mr. Jan Ravensbergen, President (From the Montreal Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America)
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 3:33 PM
  • Mr. Scott Edmonds, Vice-President, Canadian Press Branch (From the Canadian Media Guild)
  • Ms. Lise Lareau, President (From the Canadian Media Guild)
  • Mr. Michael OReilly, President (From the Periodical Writers Association of Canada (PWAC))
  • Ms. Doreen Pendgracs, Past Member, PWAC National Executive (From the Periodical Writers Association of Canada (PWAC))
Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 10:48 AM
  • Ms. Sheema Khan, Chair (From the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada)
  • Mr. Clifford Lincoln, M.P. for Lac-Saint-Louis (As an individual)
  • Mr. Riad Saloojee, Executive Director (From the Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada)
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 9:35 AM
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